History
 

Verona Volunteer Fire Company proudly protects roughly 7,000 people living in an area of 44 square miles with an ISO rating of 5/9. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status. A small department serving a mostly rural area with some large industry, three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, the Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Regional Jail and the County of Augusta Government Complex in our first due area.

The department was established in March 1959 in a small garage on the property where the fire station renovations are being done. While the station was being constructed, the 1946 Ford/John Beam pumper was housed in a garage at Walton Weller's home. This was charter member George Weller's father. This pumper was purchased from a department in Maryland for $600. It is currently being restored and is housed at the firehouse.

Additions were made to the station in the 1960's and 1970's. In the early 80's, a new station was constructed with a unique design. It had a drive through bay, but the apparatus were parked at an angle facing the front of the station.

In 2003, we began the process to renovate the station. This project was completed in 2006 and we added 20,000 square feet of space to the 12,000 square feet we already occupied. The project was made possible by a low interest loan from Rural Development. The additions included new office space and bunkroom. New commercial kitchen and community room, both available for special events.

1946 Ford/John Bean Hi-pressure pumper

Current station

Original Firehouse in 1959